. welcome back to "hardball." that was michelle obama speaking at the congressional black caucus this saturday nig. she was rerring to the urtoe orefrt s 2 o difficult to vote, especially minorities. this map shows the 17 states where laws have been passed since then making it tougher to vote now than it was in the last -- harder than the last election. pot eono it's even more eligible to vote i think get registered to vote and fight for that right to vote. today is national voter registration day in this country. it's a two-pronged effort to get people registered and make sure peoplenow what sorts of documentation they need to vote on election day or earlier. marc morial is the president of the urban league a sponsored y self v rtrn victoria defrancesco soto is an nbc latino contributor. i want to talk, marc, thank you so much for coming on. here is your chance to make the case to people who might be disillusioned or discouraged because they've heard abouall the suppression out there, attempt to suppress, especially minority votes. let's be honest. >> let's not be discouraged.